About the speaker
In the last ten years, Ljubljana has managed to multiply its separate collection of compost, and recycling by tenfold and to reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal by 59% while maintaining waste management costs among the lowest in Europe. Snaga is the public company that provides waste management in Ljubljana and in nine suburban municipalities (380,287 residents). Thanks to clearly set goals and persistence in implementation of established measures, Snaga today manages to separately collect 63% of the municipal solid waste and generate only 121 kg of residual waste (waste that is neither recycled nor composted) per capita per year. Ljubljana is committed to halving the amount of residuals and increasing separate collection to 78% by 2025.
in 2014 Ljubljana became first European capital on the road to Zero Waste, and is best performing capital in waste management in Europe.